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    Default St Vaast contingent - lock times

    The lock times on the Saturday do not look particularly attractive. (3h21-8h00 and 16h07 to 20h50)

    Leaving at 16h07 would be a bit rushed - so that means leaving about 7h30 [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] A bit early given that a lot of the Thursday night will have been spent underway, and a lot of Friday night spent drinking (I hope).

    Has anyone checked the tides round Barfleur?

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    Default Re: St Vaast contingent - lock times

    Have just been looking into this myself, don't mind leaving early Saturday morning to get a parking space in Cherbourg. Tides are heading west until approx 1100 BST, so should be OK wind direction permitting.

    Getting in to StVaast in the first place, lateThursday night or Friday morning is less sociable.

    HW StVaast on Friday is 0308 and 1541.
    For a Thursay day crossing this means not getting through the gates until after midnight which is fine as long as you have a good pot spotter on the bow. We will leave Southampton at a respectable 0900 in the morning.

    NOTES
    All times are BST.
    Tides are very weak neaps into the weekend.
    StVaast gates tend to be subject to the vaguaries of the HM and local fishing fleet.
    My sums may be wrong so make your own planning assumptions, not copying mine!
    was BIGNICK, SkyTalk, MoodyNick in the past.

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    Default Re: St Vaast contingent - lock times

    i hope to be in and tied in stvast Thursday, leeving pompy early AM hours Thursday. so will be there awaiting lines, cold beer ready.
    Sorry for the spilling

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    Default Re: St Vaast contingent - lock times

    Great Pat, our ETA will be 0030 !
    was BIGNICK, SkyTalk, MoodyNick in the past.

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    Default Re: St Vaast contingent - lock times

    Oky Doeky
    I hope this is a good link, if not im sure you can plug you way in
    www.imray.com/corrections/shell_sup_1_06_pdf
    Just thought i would throe it in the pot, you never know.
    hope to see you there.
    Pat
    Sorry for the spilling

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    Default Re: St Vaast contingent - lock times

    B-x-xxer that link is no good, but the info is close to it. It isnt even that intrestining
    cheers
    Pat
    Sorry for the spilling

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    Default Re: St Vaast contingent - lock times

    Link was fine, and information was relevant - as it is only small neaps, the gates will open and close nearer to HW.
    was BIGNICK, SkyTalk, MoodyNick in the past.

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    Default Re: St Vaast contingent - lock times

    In case you haven't found it - there is a website for St Vaast that gives the gate opening and closing times:

    Lock times

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    Default Re: St Vaast contingent - lock times

    Merci beaucoup.

    what is the figure in the co.f column ?
    was BIGNICK, SkyTalk, MoodyNick in the past.

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    Default Re: St Vaast contingent - lock times

    It's some indication of tidal height - the website warns that in case of high pressure the gates may close an hour earlier (on the days in question)

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